25. New Orleans Hornets

Record: 7 - 23
Last Week's Rank: 29
Last Week's Results: W vs. Utah 86-80, (Mon); W @ Milwaukee 92-89, (Wed); W @ New York 89-85, (Fri)
This Week: @ Oklahoma City, Monday (2/20); @ Indiana, Tuesday (2/21); @Cleveland, Wednesday (2/22)

Are the Hornets poised for a Bad News Bears-like turnaround? We hope so! The Hornets won all 3 games this week, more than they'd won in the previous month. Trevor Ariza has carried the offense and Chris Kaman has been a formidable big man in limited time with the team. The hot streak will probably be short-lived but we'll clap for a losing squad that plays as hard as NOLA. —Sean Evans